Vampire Repellents

Burning sage

Spiritual people have very good reason to be aware of vampires and vampiric energy.  Though every living being, in their way, needs to feed on other life in order to live, the vampiric entity does so more voraciously and inconveniently than may be comfortable or appropriate, if left unchecked. It …

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How to Make a Dirt Doll (Voodoo Doll From Dirt)

My first dirt doll was made with dirt, powdered bird poop, and the urine and other bodily remnants of my enemies.  I stand by that recipe, given to me by elders, as one of the best. At the risk of someone out there remembering where they met me, I’ll tell …

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Fertility Oil for Women

This oil will enhance fertility in women.  Use it as  body oil, making sure to cover the breasts, hips, and thighs well. You will need: 3 English pepper (allspice) seeds 1 vanilla pod, opened and cut into 5 pieces 5 dried blackberry leaves 1 eucalyptus leaf a teaspoon of fenugreek …

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Eshu Oil Recipe and Variations

Magical Oils

Eshu oil is one of those simple, basic recipes that every witch delving into west African spirituality and magick must have in their toolkit.  It is relatively easy to make with a little patience.  A standard recipe often used in the African diaspora is as follows: On a Monday, gather …

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Fertility Herbs, Charms, and Spells Part 3: Example Fertility Working

Fertility Ceremony and Charm to Help Someone Get Pregnant You will need… To open the gate: Eshu incense Oshun incense For the wash: the contents of one vanilla bean 1 cup crushed cilantro or the equivalent made with dried cilantro and water 1 cup mustard greens 1 mashed up lemon …

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Fertility Herbs, Spells, and Charms, Part 2: Fertility Deities

Yemaya/Olokun Bowl

When you are trying to make a pregnancy happen, it is important to give special observance/offerings to the deities who make that happen.  This will vary by tradition.  In Zindoki and other west and central African belief systems though, we believe that the physical and spirit realm overlap quite a …

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Fertility Herbs, Spells, and Charms Part 1

Vulva Stone

If you or someone you know is trying to conceive, or has trouble carrying to term, there are many ways you can make things easier. Once you’ve covered the bases, and made sure the Ancestors are okay with your choice of partner, you want to avoid foods and herbs that …

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Oya’s Magical Sprays

Oya Magical Sprays

Oya, the Orisha of storms, wind, and air in general, is said to dislike smoke.  So when we are giving observances to her, or asking for her energy for a spell, we usually give her potpourri, sprays, or liquids to evaporate.  In more scientific streams of Vodun, she is also …

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Kindoki Basics: Found Eshu Stones

Natural Eshu Rock Fetish

When you find a stone that is shaped like a dome, a male child’s or elder’s face, or is somewhat phallic and able to stand on its own, it can be an Eshu.  If it is small, it can live on your altar or be placed near the entrance or …

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Kindoki Basics: Fetishes

In African and diaspora Kindoki, a fetish is a blessed object, statue, doll, or other figure that embodies a deity, ancestral spirit, or Ndoki.  They are made for many purposes, from protecting a grave site or home, to cursing people with misfortune.  Traditions vary from place to place, family to …

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